Some statements about love which I think are true:
(Not necessarily in order of importance)
- Love is not a feeling, but love has feelings.
- A person who loves often feels the feelings of the person he or she loves, although they might not be recognizable as such.
- You cannot love if you reject the love of others.
- You cannot love yourself or others if you reject the love of others or yourself.
- You cannot love other people if you do not love God.
- You cannot love God if you don’t think He loves you.
- You cannot love others if God doesn’t love you.
- Love says, it’s good that you exist.
- Love says, it’s good that I exist.
- Love comes from God.
- God is love.
- God loves you.
- A person who loves should believe there is love in the heart of the loved one.
- We cannot live without love.
- We want and need to be loved.
- We want to be loved, in particular, by the people we love.
- We cannot make anyone (or everyone) love us.
- Love is a commandment of God.
- When someone loves us we tend to feel ashamed.
- When we are ashamed we often do things that don’t look like love.
- Love is often hidden under other things like self-righteousness and fear. When we clear away those things the love remains and appears.
- Love moves toward people. [Paul Miller]
- Love doesn’t leave people alone. [Miller]
Here is something else I have been thinking about that is worth exploring:
Love is like light. As per theories of relativity and quantum mechanics, it has properties of a wave and a particle.